Beaker Fragment

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Object Name: 
Beaker Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm, Diam: 4.8 cm
Not on Display
about 50-100
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green glass with few bubbles; mold-blown, two- part mold. Body curves in towards bottom; flat base with broad, low ring. Mold-blown decoration in two registers, separated by beaded horizontal rib: (1) animals running from left to right across meadow, indicated by small plant-like motifs, with two trees; (b) gladiators identified by name: "[ ]MVS", of whom only one foot and part of the shield survive; "HORIES", facing right with sword in right hand and left arm raised to display victor's garland (below which lies shield); "P[ ]", facing right with sword in right hand and shield, raised, in left; "ES[ ]", in similar attitude; between "HORIES" and "P[ ]", palm frond; on base, central boss and one concentric circle.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, p. 62, pl. 533; BIB# 58895
Special Report: The Corning Glass Center (1985) p. 15;
All You Need to Know About Glass (1979-09) pp. 40-46, ill. p. 41;
A Roman Sports Cup (1958) pp. 2-5, cover photo;
Sotheby's 213th Season 1956-1957 (1957) lot# 112;
Das Glas im Altertume (III) (1908) pp. 739-740; BIB# 27426
Diceus Poliara (1894-12) p. 293ff;